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Posted: October 5, 2012
As the PGA Tour Fall Series begins at TPC Summerlin just outside of Las Vegas, some players were caught by surprise to see temperatures soar into the triple digits earlier in the week.
Another surprise was also waiting for Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists in the field – white boxes filled with new Pro V1 and Pro V1x prototype golf balls. And as many players have told us, when they see the white boxes show up on tour, they know something exciting is waiting for them inside.
Team Titleist hopped on a plane and headed to Vegas to cover the action as the Titleist Golf Ball R&D Staff started the tour seeding and performance validation process with the players at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
We caught up with Michael Mahoney, Director of Golf Ball Product Management, and Fordie Pitts, Titleist Golf Ball Tour Rep, to talk about the seeding process and get a closer look at the road to a tour introduction. We also chatted with Jason Bohn and Charley Hoffman to get their take on what it's like working with the Titleist R&D team and hear some first impressions on the prototype Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls.
Check out what they had to say in the video above.
Stay tuned to Team Titleist for more information and updates as the tour seeding and performance validation process continues.
Posted: October 1, 2012
The PGA Tour has returned to Las Vegas, the city famous for all its bells and whistles. On the range this week at TPC Summerlin, however, it's a delivery of plain white golf ball boxes that will have all our Titleist tour pros talking.
Care to guess what's inside?
Enough of the build up, we’ll let you in on the scoop: This week marks the beginning of the tour seeding and performance validation process for the new Pro V1 and Pro V1x prototype golf balls on the worldwide professional tours.
After months of extensive player testing, Fordie Pitts and Jeff Beyers from the Titleist Golf Ball R&D team will be on site, with white boxes under their arms, ready to help players continue the testing and fitting process.
It's an exciting time at Titleist, as performance validation from the best players in the world is one of the final checkpoints along the way to launching a new product in the market.
Fast Fact: It was around this time 12 years ago that the first Titleist Pro V1 golf ball debuted in Las Vegas. Since then, nearly 235,000 players have teed up Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls in competition across the worldwide professional tours, as compared to just under 45,000 for the nearest competitor.
Stay tuned to Team Titleist as we will continue to provide you with more details and inside-the-ropes updates as the tour seeding and performance validation process continues.